Halloween Fun in Times Square and Beyond

Halloween Fun in Times Square and Beyond

If you venture out in New York City today, chances are good you might run into a witch, ghoulish zombie and even a guy wearing a frilly pink tutu. At least that was the case on my subway ride into work this morning. There’s no denying New Yorkers go all out for Halloween. You can celebrate All Hallows’ Eve at a number of venues throughout the city, which are decked out for the spooky holiday. Near Times Square, the aptly named Times Scare is a larger-than-life haunted attraction that’s open all year. Inside, you’ll find a haunted house, café and bar that boasts creatively named cocktails (think Corpse Reviver, Bewitched and Black Death). I got a chance to check it out last October and it’s definitely a must-see attraction. Also in Times Square, the Jekyll & Hyde Club is a spooky themed restaurant based on the 19th-century Robert Louis Stevenson novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The restaurant resembles an eerie mansion—complete with maze-like corridors, hidden doors for restrooms, ornately detailed rugs and decorations, comfy club chairs and ghoulish props (think a row of skeletons displayed in a large glass case and two-headed mannequins lounging on plush chairs). After enjoying the frightening fun in Times Square, don’t forget to check out New York City’s 40th Annual Village Halloween Parade—which serves as the perfect opportunity to show off your creative costume. For more on the parade, click here.

Image: Jekyll & Hyde Club

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